• [CHRISTIA] new poetry, "Added Dirt"

    From Mark@1:396/4 to Practical Christian Life on Sun Jun 14 12:57:45 2020
    From: lamppoet@CENTURYTEL.NET (Mark)

    Looking for the best self I might have left behind.

    "Added Dirt"

    ("The whole body is joined together and connected by every joint and
    ligament, as every part effectively does its work and grows, building itself
    up in love." Ephesians 4:16)

    As time as added dirt beneath my feet the roots
    weep more deeply for distant embrace.
    Shadows of unaffected laughter, classrooms with morning light,
    guitars in a circle and folk songs with unexpected trumpet runs;
    all wait in afternoon sun for the reawakening of innocence.

    Opinions run too high, anxiety has paid its price. The buds will bloom
    without my constant pinching.

    The satisfaction of morning roses and an eight-year-old neighbor
    who wants a flower to give to give her mom, the boy on stage,
    the man unafraid, the father mistaken and the elder still shaken
    from the way the earth quakes; all speak in the sunlight
    of connections frayed at the edges.

    The dark clouds spin by and ego is overpriced. The sun will shine
    without my backward flinching.

    Come, arms and legs, eyes and ears, take me in and play again.
    Come, classmate and peer, soulmate and handshake, hear me and sing again.
    Our distances are paper-thin, our barriers self-erected. What have we

    If not the best selves we once inhabited?


    mark p.


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